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    Last night I had a dream (or a premonition?)

    I had to go back to work as I had completely depleted my retirement fund with my (obscene) opera obsession

    but it was okay, there was Maria there to hold my hand.

    Yes, I gone and dun it.





    Warner Classics - Maria Callas Remastered: The Complete Studio Recordings (1949-1969) (pre-order)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Last night I had a dream (or a premonition?)

    I had to go back to work as I had completely depleted my retirement fund with my (obscene) opera obsession

    but it was okay, there was Maria there to hold my hand.

    Yes, I gone and dun it.



    Warner Classics - Maria Callas Remastered: The Complete Studio Recordings (1949-1969) (pre-order)
    You have to "man up" and take a financial hit for the team, I will be doing the same very soon just want to see what Amazon sellers price will be........


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    Oh I'm man enough to take the financial hit.




    Just wondering how I can sneak it into the house and hide it before the wife sees it.

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    At the rate I'm going I'll be able to retire when I'm 108.
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    I've wanted to familiarize myself with Die tote Stadt for some time, and this Finnish National Opera production has soloists in the roles of Paul and Marietta (Klaus Florian Vogt and Camilla Nylund) to whom I know I'll enjoy listening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Last night I had a dream (or a premonition?)

    I had to go back to work as I had completely depleted my retirement fund with my (obscene) opera obsession

    but it was okay, there was Maria there to hold my hand.

    Yes, I gone and dun it.





    Warner Classics - Maria Callas Remastered: The Complete Studio Recordings (1949-1969) (pre-order)
    Still not managed to listen to any yet;

    I am trying to record as many as I can on to the ipod before leaving home tomorrow...

    Though box-obsessed-Clayton very happy with presentation and book

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post


    I've wanted to familiarize myself with Die tote Stadt for some time, and this Finnish National Opera production has soloists in the roles of Paul and Marietta (Klaus Florian Vogt and Camilla Nylund) to whom I know I'll enjoy listening.
    I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post


    I've wanted to familiarize myself with Die tote Stadt for some time, and this Finnish National Opera production has soloists in the roles of Paul and Marietta (Klaus Florian Vogt and Camilla Nylund) to whom I know I'll enjoy listening.
    Please be sure to report back with how you like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Still not managed to listen to any yet;

    I am trying to record as many as I can on to the ipod before leaving home tomorrow...

    Though box-obsessed-Clayton very happy with presentation and book
    Mine was ordered yesterday, will take a few days to arrive......Hoffman must do his duty now


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Please be sure to report back with how you like it!
    Will do. I watched the first act yesterday evening, and so far, I like this very much. Vogt's voice seems just about ideal for the high-lying role of Paul, and Nylund's been one of my fave sopranos for almost 10 years. Markus Eiche, the baritone who sings Frank/Fritz, also seems quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Mine was ordered yesterday, will take a few days to arrive......Hoffman must do his duty now

    I've got the set lined up, but it will need to wait until after I move. Real estate expenses/taxes and moving expenses are the 8th Wonder of the World.

    Good thing I don't have to move DA's CD/DVD collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Will do. I watched the first act yesterday evening, and so far, I like this very much. Vogt's voice seems just about ideal for the high-lying role of Paul, and Nylund's been one of my fave sopranos for almost 10 years. Markus Eiche, the baritone who sings Frank/Fritz, also seems quite good.
    Markus Eiche has been consistently good in anything I have seen him in.
    Natalie

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    Hoping to see Król Roger and I don't know it that well.
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    I overspent recently, so if I stop posting (rejoice!), check the obits. I suspect that the queen of the budget will use poison, but firearms are also in the equation. So ... it started with the Glyndebourne Fledermaus, then Der Rosenkavalier, then the three Mozart operas from the ROH (pre-release) and finally Simplicious on Blu ray. Until I saw a "used-like new" Carmen with Antonacci in Blu ray for about $12 (US).

    I think I will see if there is a Betty Ford Clinic kind of place for operaholics ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGerald View Post
    I overspent recently, so if I stop posting (rejoice!), check the obits. I suspect that the queen of the budget will use poison, but firearms are also in the equation. So ... it started with the Glyndebourne Fledermaus, then Der Rosenkavalier, then the three Mozart operas from the ROH (pre-release) and finally Simplicious on Blu ray. Until I saw a "used-like new" Carmen with Antonacci in Blu ray for about $12 (US).

    I think I will see if there is a Betty Ford Clinic kind of place for operaholics ...
    What we all need to do is move in together and pool the resources.
    Natalie

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